When science and illusion meet, it’s pretty a-maze-ing. Check out this fun family activity in Singapore
From fire tornadoes to space installations, and even mega talking trees – we’ve seen all sorts of bizarre features at the Singapore Science Centre that would make Einstein go “Eureka!”. Yet now, as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, The Singapore Science Centre unveils two more mind-boggling permanent exhibitions.
A heady mix of science and illusion, the two exhibitions, “The Mind’s Eye” and “Professor Crackitt’s Light Fantastic! – a Mirror Maze experience”, will keep you mesmerised for quite some time. Just don’t get lost!
Start with the boggling optical illusions in “The Mind’s Eye” – Insta-worthy opps will be aplenty – before wandering into Asia’s largest mirror maze (with 105 mirror cells!). While you’re at it, see if you can crack these experiments along the way – witness the “Black Hole Emulating Compactor” which is a seemingly bottomless black hole created from mirrors, or learn how set designers create ghostly apparitions by using plexiglass with “Pepper’s Ghost”. There’re heaps more exhibits to keep you intrigued in the Mirror Maze experience, created by Adrian Fisher Design, the world’s most renowned creator of mirror mazes.
Take a break from the real world for a while and immerse yourself in the world of illusion and mirrors. After all, like Oscar Wilde said, “Illusion is the first of all pleasures”.
Admission to the two permanent exhibitions is included in the entrance fee to the Singapore Science Centre.
Singapore Science Centre, 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081. Admission is free on off-peak periods and starts at $8 at peak periods.